GÖRG advises ZEITFRACHT on the acquisition of Adler Modemärkte

Cologne, 05.07.2021

GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB has advised ZEITFRACHT Group on the complex takeover of the insolvent Adler Modemärkte AG with its seatin Haibach near Aschaffenburg. The transaction shall be consummated as part of an insolvency plan with a capital cut through by way of capital decrease to zero and a subsequent registered share capital increase by Zeitfracht Logistik Holding GmbH, which is shall becpme the future sole shareholder of Adler Modemärkte AG. At the same time, the company is also to be delisted from the stock exchange. 

The corresponding investor agreement has already been concluded and the insolvency proceedings over the assets of Adler Modemärkte AG were opened on 1 July 2021. The German Federal Cartel Office has already cleared the transaction. The decision of the creditors' assembly, which is scheduled for the end of July 2021, is yet outstanding. 

Last year, Adler Modemärtke AG fell victim to the COVID 19 pandemic due to the closure of its retail shops and had to file for insolvency. In the course of a structured M&A process, ZEITFRACHT was able to succeed both as investor and saviour and, with its concept, preserve the majority of the stores and jobs.

Through the acquisition of Adler Modemärkte AG, one of the largest textile retail chains in Germany, ZEITFRACHT Group continues its steady growth. ZEITFRACHT expects considerable synergies in the digitalisation of logistics processes and an expansion of  the online business of Adler Modemärkte. 

Only recently, the team led by Michael Dolfen and Christopher Schiller advised ZEITFRACHT on the acquisition of the precision engineering company Sauter Feinmechanik located in  Baden-Württemberg from its former shareholders. The company employs around 240 people and specialises in the design, development, manufacture and assembly of tool and tool carrier systems. The transaction has already been closed following clearance by the German Federal Cartel Office. 



GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB
Dr. Michael Dolfen, Partner, M&A / Restructuring and advice for Distressed Businesses, Cologne
Claus Christopher Schiller, Associated Partner, M&A / Stock Corporation and Capital Markets Law, Cologne
Dr. Christian Bürger, Partner, Antitrust Law, Cologne
Lydia Daniela Nießen, Associate, M&A / Corporate Law, Cologne
Metehan Uzunçakmak, Associate, Antitrust Law, Cologne

Christiane Schreff, Head of Legal, M&A, Berlin
Hans-Gerd Jauch, Member of the Supervisory Board, Insolvency law, Cologne

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